The Hawkdun Rise vineyard is small, planted in 1994. The vineyard is planted in predominantly Pinot Noir with a small amount of Gewürztraminer. The scale of the vineyard is just enough for the couple to manage “with a little help from my friends,” says John.
The Hawkdun Rise philosophy is quality rather than quantity and this has paid off with the vineyard’s 2005 signature HR Pinot Noir – the first vintage produced under John and Suzanne’s guidance – winning a silver medal in the 2007 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. A Gold Medal in the same awards followed this for their 2006 HR Pinot Noir.
|2012 Vintage||Pure Gold Medal||(Air New Zealand Wine Awards)|
|2011 Vintage||Pure Elite Gold Medal||(Air New Zealand Wine Awards)|
|Gold Medal||(Royal Easter Show)|
|2010 Vintage||Gold Medal||(International Wine Show)|
|2009 Vintage||Gold Medal||(Royal Easter Show)|
|Gold Medal||(Bragato Wine Awards)|
|2008 Vintage||Silver Medal||(Eight silver medals were awarded)|
|2007 Vintage||Silver Medal||(International Wine Show)|
|2006 Vintage||Gold Medal||(Air New Zealand Wine Awards)|
You can order wine by contacting us directly with your request.
November – April 11am – 4pm Daily. Large groups appointments please.
Vineyard tours are available
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we may be closed for a couple of hours on some days.